MEYER WERFT Papenburg builds the first ship for Carnival

MEYER WERFT Papenburg builds the first ship for Carnival


18 March 2022 – With the traditional start of firing, MEYER WERFT in Papenburg heralded the construction of the Carnival Jubilee. The future, 345 meter long flagship of the Carnival Cruise Line is a sister ship of the Mardi Gras, which was previously built by MEYER TURKU. Following the current trend, the new building will be operated with low-emission liquid gas (LNG)..

Mardi GrasMardi Gras rendering © Carnival Cruise Line


50 years ago, the Israeli-American entrepreneur Theodore Arison founded with one ship, a forerunner of what is now the world's largest cruise line. Currently, more than five million passengers use Carnival Cruise Line's services each year. A brand belonging to the Carnival Group is AIDA Cruises.

The construction of a ship begins symbolically with the first steel-cut in the laser center at MEYER WERFT.

First steel-cut of the Carnival Jubilee


First steel-cut of the Carnival Jubilee
Steel-cut of the Carnival Jubilee Photo © MEYER WERFT


Happy 50th anniversary


Happy 50th anniversary
Steel-cut of the Carnival Jubilee Photo © MEYER WERFT 


The shipyard notes that for the first time a ship design within the MEYER shipyard group was transferred from MEYER TURKU to MEYER WERFT in Papenburg. This circumstance speaks for the flexibility and the internal skills to respond to the wishes of the client at short notice and to implement them. The increased effort in design and ship development as well as the future utilization of production capacity with smaller and newer ships requires significantly more engineering services. With foresight, the MEYER Group began in 2020 to bundle all engineering competencies in a global engineering organization with more than 1.000 employees. The group of companies is currently looking for around 100 more engineers from a wide variety of disciplines at all locations.

Like the sister ships in the Helios class, including the recently launched AIDAcosma, the Carnival Jubilee will be powered by low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG is currently considered the cleanest fuel in shipping. Passengers familiar with Carnival cruise ships will find many attractions on the Carnival Jubilee that delight travelers on other ships of the cruise line. Two highlights are the spectacular “Bolt” roller coaster and the three-deck atrium. Thanks to its huge window front, it offers a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

 

 

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